Police appeal after rape in Wallsend

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information after a report of a rape in North Tyneside.

Officers received a report at 12.15am today (Sunday) that a 28-year-old woman had been raped near to Hadrian Road in Wallsend on Saturday afternoon.

The offender is described as white, aged between 28 and 35, between 5ft and 6ft tall with broad shoulders, having a pale complexion and dark brown hair, and he also possibly has a broken nose.

He has a long forehead and thick bushy eyebrows. He was wearing a black Nike hoodie with the hood up, navy blue jeans and white trainers. He spoke with a strong geordie accent.

Extra officers are in Wallsend to carry out inquiries into the incident and to offer reassurance to the local community.

Detective Inspector Louise Cass-Williams said: “We need to speak to anyone who was in or around Hadrian Road sometime between 2.30pm and 4pm on Saturday afternoon as they may have information that can help with our inquiries.

“We have extra officers in the area today and they are speaking to local residents to see if anyone saw or heard anything.

“There will be more patrols in the area and a visible policing presence to reassure the community and give people the opportunity to speak to the police.

“We recognise this incident will cause concerns for the community and the public can be assured we are doing everything possible to establish what has happened.

“Incidents of this nature are extremely traumatic for the victim and we are working with the victim and supporting her at this time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 – extension 69191, quoting reference 24 020815 – or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.